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Keiss Harbour House

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Keiss Harbour House, built in 1833.
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1 of 37Keiss Harbour House, built in 1833.
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Rental Home
Keiss Harbour House is a stunning, contemporary-styled house created from the historic harbour fishing station on the edge of the Caithness village of Keiss, some 12 miles south of John O'Groats. The five bedrooms and spacious reception rooms make it ideal for entertaining groups of friends or family gatherings. This area is ideal for those seeking an active holiday, with surfing and golf being local specialities, or for a more relaxing break, with sandy beaches, fishing and many historical and archaeological attractions in easy reach. This is also an ideal base for trips to the Orkney Islands. Or why not just sit in an armchair in front of one of the three real fires, looking at the spectacular views out over the sea and drinking your complimentary bottle of local whisky! The Keiss vil...Keiss Harbour House is a stunning, contemporary-styled house created from the historic harbour fishing station on the edge of the Caithness village of Keiss, some 12 miles south of John O'Groats. The five bedrooms and spacious reception rooms make it ideal for entertaining groups of friends or family gatherings. This area is ideal for those seeking an active holiday, with surfing and golf being local specialities, or for a more relaxing break, with sandy beaches, fishing and many historical and archaeological attractions in easy reach. This is also an ideal base for trips to the Orkney Islands. Or why not just sit in an armchair in front of one of the three real fires, looking at the spectacular views out over the sea and drinking your complimentary bottle of local whisky! The Keiss village pub is five minutes walk away, as is the village shop, which sells useful supplies. Ten minutes drive away is the local centre of Wick, with a wide range of amenities and shops, and an excellent Heritage Museum. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties and events, however, you are welcome to enquire about something small and specific. Furniture must not be moved about (furniture is either large, heavy or antique and it damages both furniture and floor). Please keep dogs off furniture and out of bedrooms - there is a stair gate to keep them upstairs and heated floors for comfort. Please bring suitable towels for wiping dogs before entering the house (do not use the white house towels), or let us know if you require some.
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Jill S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2009
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Reviewed October 21, 2020

We stayed at Keiss harbour House for a week in the October holidays. When we arrived, would couldn't believe how beautiful and spacious the house was, it's just amazing.... we didn't want to leave!! It is situated right on the harbour and the view you...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Dream369123
Reviewed September 24, 2020

We have stayed here several years in a row now and have already booked for next year. The house is warm, comfortable, well equipped, well located, lots of space for large groups, just perfect. Even if the weather is not the best, you will enjoy...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Anne B
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Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2020
Reviewed January 14, 2020

We have stayed in this house 4 years in a row and have already booked it for September 2020. It is kitted out with everything you could possibly need. Is comfortable and cosy. If the weather isn't very kind, I can't think of a nicer...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Anne B
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Had a brilliant family weekend here with adults, children, baby and dog and all had an excellent time. Plenty room for us all and best equipped place we've ever been. Views over the harbour were amazing and walked up to the hotel and all of...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank 529anned
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We stayed from Friday to Friday and had an absolutely brilliant time the house is perfect great if you want to walk or even better if you want to chill and stare out the window on out first morning we saw a otter in the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank russellfarm33
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely stay at this accommodation, beautiful comfortable house with excellent facilities in a stunning location, would highly recommend

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Lots of room for the 10 of us. Beautiful views from every window, lots of lovely walks with the dog and a very well equipped house.

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank lindyManchester
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Stayed here with the dive club as had a long weekend boat diving in Wick, The rooms were spacious and clean. Plenty of room for the 9 of us and the dog. It will accommodate 12 easily and everyone had space for all our kit...More

Date of stay: September 2016
3  Thank ClaireG95
AnnaW67, VR Owner at Keiss Harbour House, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

Thank you so much for the lovely review, you are very kind and have just made my day! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the house and that it was suitable for you. We will miss the house but fingers crossed it will still be...More

Reviewed November 30, 2014

Well what can I say a truly wonderful house sat on the Harbour wall in the village of Keiss around 10 miles south of John o Groats. There are no negatives I can say about our week stay at the house. All the five bedrooms...More

Date of stay: November 2014
7  Thank 415paulr
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Whether you are on a family holiday, sporting break or get-together of friends, you will find plenty to do with easy access from the house. The sandy links course of Wick Golf Club is five minutes drive away, as is the surfers mecca of Sinclair's Bay. There are further renowned surfing beaches, around Thurso and Strathy, within an hours drive. Kayaking and canoeing is also a great activity in the area. Fishing on nearby rivers and lochs is available, or you can fish off the harbour wall! The riding stables (Achalone Activities) in nearby Halkirk offers lessons, hacking and trekking for all abilities, and for the adventurous, there are exhilarating boat trips along the Caithness Coast from Wick Harbour and wildlife boat trips in the Pentland Firth from John o' Groats and Scrabster. T...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Keiss Harbour House

Keiss Harbour House is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Keiss Harbour House has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Keiss Harbour House has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Keiss Harbour House must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.